I hope Obama wore his asbestos underoos last night because they were scorched off by Sarah Palin. Of course, the reaction from her opponents was immediate and predictable, consisting primarily of “waaaaaaaashesaidmeanthingswaaaaaaa“, but as Tam points out these guys would complain that didn’t wear a life-vest if she was walking on water.
My overal impression was solid though – I thought she started out a little shaky, but then she settled into her speech and really got rolling. Did she attack Obama and Biden’s campaign? Absolutely she did, but then again, that’s kind of her job. Besides, pointing out that Obama hasn’t authored any major legislation during his entire legislative career is true, so it kind of makes the Democrat campaign look bad when they get all butthurt over it. (ed – can I use the word “butthurt” in serious political posts?)
Ultimately though, the speech last night reinforced my belief that she’s going to clean Greasy Joe Biden’s clock in the vice presidential debate. Governor Palin came off as professional, composed, and confident – yes, she was playing to the home crowd at the RNC, but at the same time I think that her speech made a direct impact on the “mother” demographic across the country.
This is going to be an interesting election.